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#31
beelzerob Wrote:Ya, but if everything in the house is off, and you suddenly need to make an annoucement, isn't there some lag for the power to actually kick in?

time to power-on, even if switching wasn't an issue, is my angst. I tried it with the Xantech, although admittedly not with the NuVo Concerto. Still, I can't imagine it's much faster, even a Class D amp must take a moment to start up.

When there's someone at the doorbell, it's visibly annoying to hear them walk up, pause, and hear the doorbell 1s later. The wife would say "wait for it, wait for it..."
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#32
IVB Wrote:When there's someone at the doorbell, it's visibly annoying to hear them walk up, pause, and hear the doorbell 1s later. The wife would say "wait for it, wait for it..."

:-D :-D :-D

Hahaha. She sounds like she has a good sense of humor.
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#33
beelzerob Wrote::-D :-D :-D

Hahaha. She sounds like she has a good sense of humor.

Oh trust me, that was a mocking, derisive sense of humor.
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#34
Oh, I know..I could tell. That's the kind of humor I appreciate...the kind that knows JUST how to reduce all of your hard home-automation effort to something feeble and laughable.

My wife doesn't actually employ this humor on me....yet...but it's more the kind I employ on myself. My current source of amusement is that I can stand with the front door open for sometimes 10 seconds before I hear the annoucement....or even better, I sometimes hear it after I've actually closed the door and am walking away.
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#35
IVB Wrote:Oh trust me, that was a mocking, derisive sense of humor.

Your wife didn't mock me! I actually got cookies! Of course she made me share them with you......:-D

I HAVE been on the receiving end of the same mocking, derisive sense of humor in my own house (without the cookies)! Go figure! Confusedhock:
Keith
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#36
Ah, but you were helping me with something that moved the ball forward and she'd appreciate, which was laying down a new floor.

Switching out a completely functional doorbell with the equivalent but through a PC "cuz it would be cool to control it" was not something she was onboard with. She tolerated it because she joked with her friends that "at least I know where my husband is at night, and what he's doing with this time" :-)
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Some of my devices: Sonos, Aeotec zWave, Nest, Rain8Net, Various H/T
What's next: CQC-Voice, Brultech GEM
My vlogs: https://www.youtube.com/c/IVBsHomeAutomation
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#37
Oh ya...those are by FAR the hardest to pull off successfully. When you take a very simple and working system and "improve it" with lots of money, complexity and unreliability. Those are the tough ones.
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#38
Yeah, like taking a working light switch and putting a computer controlled lighting system behind it, controlling the lot (without spending $20K for the big boy toy). We won't even go into IVB's replacement for a perfectly functioning door lock with an maglock.

Russ...
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#39
Added a bluetooth keyboard & mouse and my Sony 777ES dvd megachanger.

Beelzerob has first dibs on the keybd/mouse.
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What's next: CQC-Voice, Brultech GEM
My vlogs: https://www.youtube.com/c/IVBsHomeAutomation
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#40
IVB Wrote:Added a bluetooth keyboard & mouse and my Sony 777ES dvd megachanger.

Beelzerob has first dibs on the keybd/mouse.

Any idea on cost of shipping the Sony to Washington State?

Brian
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